The least initial deviation from truth is multiplied a thousandfold.
You may think that you’re the person you’ve known all your life. But everyone beholding you casts you as themselves from their own viewpoint. Moreover, you complicate that mix with your own multiple personality fanfares.
Joanne Woodward’s film “The Three Faces of Eve” illustrates this changeability. Therein, she presents the true story of one Eve White, who suffered from multiple personality disorder, in which three distinct life streams had gotten hold of the same person. Eve White was exceedingly demur and withdrawn. Her second personality, Eve Black, was an outlandishly sexy, profligate, outgoing version of herself. Jane, the third personality was the one she finally settled upon to regain some semblance of sanity.
Our “Normal,” Relativistic Stances
As denizens of the relative-world fallen estate, we are all afflicted with our own version of multiple personality syndrome. We engage our ever-changing personality syndicate at a low enough intensity to appear “normal.” Rather than sustaining our Real Identity, we assume, and largely identify with, a different personality depending upon who or what we perceive our space-time, societal encounters to demand. Yet, this bumbling-about human nature spiritually debilitates us to the extent that we enable our encounters to define “who we seem to be.”
The Multiple Personality Merry-Go-Round
In Woodward’s movie, each of Eve’s faces/personalities is aware of the existence of the others. Eve’s psychiatrist is easily able to get the current multiple personality to go to sleep and allow one of the others to predominate. That is precisely how each of us operates in our relativistic, fallen-estate, 4D realm. So, your multiple personality syndrome is not entirely out of your control. You can always take that one step in to identify with Your Higher Self.
Your Sickness unto Death
Near the end of the movie, it is revealed that Eve’s multiple personality disorder arose because as a young child, she was forced to engage the “kiss of death” by “kissing goodbye” the corpse of a deceased family member as they lay in state in their coffin. This lastingly terrified the child. Being so intimate with fallen-estate death should also be repugnant to you. But your human predicament is that it’s not. Your fallen-estate nature kisses dead fallen-estate phantoms continually. Rather than shrieking like the movie’s child, you take this continually-renewing fall of consciousness in stride. Nevertheless, accepting your phantom interactions inevitably renews your multiple personality mindset, and your sickness unto death continues to prevail.
The last scene of the movie shows Jane and her new mate happily, sanely driving home. But this scene misses the deeper spiritual point of the story. The only Way to assume Your HOME Presence is to shuffle off the coil of all of your multiple personalities and Be I AM THAT I AM, the One.
Acting “Sanely” in Society
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not encouraging you to act “sanely” by assuming a single personality, which you portray in every situation. Rather, in outer society, you automatically assess the aspect of yourself that is appropriate to each situation, and as a “sane” person, you assume the called for persona. Your personality differs when interacting with your spouse compared with how you approach your children or any other member of your family tree. You assume a much more formal stance when dealing with the government, especially with law enforcement, which can very quickly deprive you of your liberty. Every situation arrayed in the fallen estate and riding time’s arrow demands the resonance of a unique “you.”
The syndrome Is Actually a Spiritual Disorder
It’s counterproductive simply to settle upon one of your multiple personalities as your sane presentation to the world. Indeed, your multiple personality syndrome becomes a disorder when you consistently assume any one of its modes inappropriately to the current situation. Familiar observers would say that’s just not “you.” Acting ignorantly discordant with the divine Mother’s Fatherly communion, you become an anachronistic stumble bumbler. As the Rolling Stones’ “Out of Time” song puts it, “You don’t know what’s going on. You’ve been away for far too long…You’re out of touch, my baby. Baby, baby, baby, you’re out of time…You’re obsolete, my baby.”
Although society’s demands render your multiple personality a mark of sanity, spiritually, it is a disorder. The more you identify with your changeable personalities in multiple-personality mode, you lend the preponderance of your energies to designing the catafalque supporting the body of your non-Living consciousness.
Be an Instance of Sentient Mystery to Heal
Multiple Personality Syndrome
To heal your multiple personality syndrome, you must engage Real Life. Thus, Ramana Maharshi enjoins you to always be questing “Who am I NOW?” The “Who” of You is not one of your multiple personalities. It is a mode of consciousness that expresses You as an instance of sentient mystery.
As Your Real Self, you’re timelessly the same yesterday, today and forever. Interactively, You are all things to all people. In THAT wise, You momentously present yourSelf as an open-ended instance of infinite possibility, rather than a merely a finite set of human personalities. THAT frees those You encounter to nourish their needs by resonating with your infinite, communal offering.
The Zeroth Step of Real Life
Consciousness activating manifest alchemy must first get a solid purchase upon the frequency realm in which it wishes to focus. That may be space-time, or it can be any level of the spiritual Hierarchy. You must set Your sails to catch Holy Spirited winds as a sea hand upon Maitreya’s clipper ship: the vehicle of the Self-urging provenance of infinite mystery. If you fail to anchor your consciousness in and as the I AM Presence in evolutionary mode, you will accomplish nothing. You will simply slip and slide around, with dukkha’s windy changesbuffeting you about. You will largely focus upon seeking security, rather than achieving joy.
Unlike dukkha’s winds of change, Holy spirited winds leave You unmoved. Holy spirited winds cascade Life, wholly, omnipresently, timelessly One. In Reality, Your ongoingness freely wills God’s momentary geometry. Your ongoingness radiantly proclaims the Beauty of Your eternal Causal Body engrams. Your ongoingness attains to the incessantly growing vivid splendor of Your I AM Presence star magnitude.
The First Step of Real Life
Expressing Reality requires that the talons of consciousness, operating in cascading surrender mode, identify with each moment’s in-formed, holographically arrayed white fire core Causal Body engrams. You must “get it.” You must punch through maya’s false conception veil to assume your white fire core radiance. Thereby, You become holographically in touch with all the world, and Your alchemy renders You a World Mother birthing the One’s Love unified in All.
The Alchemical Cycle of Creation
In Genesis, God is said to have created the world in seven days/cycles once, out of the darkness of the deep. It is beyond the scope of this piece to expound upon the ongoing alchemical cycle of creation, which I take to comprise fifteen stages. For now, let me simply enjoin you to begin every creative endeavor with the fructifying fiat, “Let there be light!” And there will BE light.
Embrace THAT light, out of which all things are made. Let your sane Real Self be the light dealer in your cascading world, rather than engaging ignorance’s craziness, befuddled by your multiple personality syndrome. So long as your non-surrendered human consciousness continues flapping its jaws as a multiple personality vendor, you will face the requirement to keep re-embodying as a human.
Your permanent graduation to the next level of consciousness beyond the human species awaits your constancy, Living I AM THAT I AM as an instance of the Self-urging provenance of infinite mystery NOW.